REPORT ON WORKSHOP 3A: SYSTEMS PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING METHODOLOGY-PASSENGER TRAVEL

The findings are summarized of the workshop which had as its objective, the identification and evaluation of current techniques used to develop statewide multimodal transportation plans, priorities and programs for both persons and freight. It was also intended to recommend improvements in planning methodology including data and management elements necessary to ensure a continous and viable process, and to develop a research program in statewide multimodal transportation planning methodology. The workshop which consisted of 3 groups, addressed the issues involved and reasons for statewide planning and programming; the characteristics of methodologies available for statewide systems planning and programming; and the research required to improve the effectiveness of systems planning and programming. It is emphasized that statewide systems planning must go beyond the traditional approaches and develop new techniques for predicting a wide range of impacts, including environmental, social, and economic impacts; evaluating trade-offs among modes and multilevel objectives; programming and fiscal planning that can respond to uncertainties; and recognizing a variety of political and institutional constraints. It is noted that the present system of models is overly cumbersome and too expensive to address the wide range of questions facing the states. It was also noted that there was a lack of effective ties between planning and programming. Conclusions are presented that relate to incremental and immediate improvements and the dissemination of information. A discussion of the need for statewide planning and programming considers why statewide systems planning and programming are required and the content of such planning. Characteristics which must be embodied in such planning and programming are listed. The existing methodologies are reviewed and the research needs for improvement of methodology are set forth.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 91-100
  • Monograph Title: ISSUES IN STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00262441
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM